HARLEM HOLIDAY LIGHTS FESTIVAL

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 18, 2014 by jaguargold

 

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On November 20th, 2014 will mark The New York State’s 38th Annual Harlem Tree Lighting  Celebration on the Harlem State Office Building Plaza and the lighting design across 125th Street.

 There will be performances by Vy Higgins’ “Mama Foundation Youth Choir”, Chocolat Jarret, R&B recording artist, Traedonya and more.  There will be train rides by the North Pole Express, free hot chocolate and visits with Santa. The fun starts at 6pm!
From Fifth Avenue to the west side of 125  vignettes of activities with musical holiday activities, children arts and crafts, entertainment and VIP shopping experiences in offices, restaurants, and retailers will all bring to life the business district with dancing, caroling, parties (and sales!). For more information go to http://harlemlightitup.com/street-activities-registration/
 
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Is Yik Yak The Next Big App? (The Yik Yak Takeover)

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 14, 2014 by HeRmShOcK

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If it wasn’t for my brother who is still in college I would have never known about this app. See Yik Yak was made for college students, and those college students who are in close proximity to eachother. However the Yik Yak GODS have managed non college students to still do his or her thing. Its all about GPS.

So Yik Yak in a nutshell is a way to send messages anonymously to whoever is on the app. The catch is that only the people in your area (haven’t figured out the exact mile radius yet) can see your messages. For instance, if I attend NYU and I happen to be on 14th st. in Union Square and I send a message through Yik Yak all those people in that area (say from 14th st. to 59th st.) can see my text. Inversely, the people at Harvard U can’t see my message unless that message becomes extremely popular and makes the top Yaks page where all those Yak’s are visible but still unable to be up voted or down voted.

Oh heavens, I just said alot that you probably know nothing about. So here,

A Yak is an anonymous thought, in text form, from you, that posts to the Yik Yak feed. Kinda like twitter, well exactly like twitter, because everyone can see it, well everyone in that mysterious radius, so “kinda” like twitter.

This is getting really technical.

An up vote is like a like on Instagram. we all want likes. Inversely, a down vote is like a dislike on Facebook. The only difference is that it’s like the +- method. If I get 20 votes total votes, let’s say 10 up votes and 10 down votes I’ll end up with a score of 0 for that Yak. Oh yeah don’t get too many down votes because they’ll delete your tweet from the feed. Ooops I meant yak.

I think that’s all I have for now. be back when I find out more info.

Side Note. I was in NY when I started using the app. It was so intense, people were yakking like crazy. I’m now in Atlanta where the Yaks are far away and spaced out. I guess it hasn’t swept to the south just yet.

Here’s a video I found that can maybe give you some more insight. YIK YAK EXPLAINED

Rock Your VOTE

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on November 3, 2014 by jaguargold

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On November 4th 2014, many states will participate in our right to vote. VOTING empowers you, VOTING lets your voices heard, VOTING silence the naysayers, and VOTING is your right.  ROCK YOUR VOTE ON NOVEMBER 4TH, 2014 and let your voice be HEARD.

Remembering Tupac Shakur June 16th, 1971-September 13th, 1996

Posted in 2-Pac with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on September 13, 2014 by jaguargold

 

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On September 13, 1996, Tupac Shakur tragically passed away after being shot in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas.

During his brief life, Tupac Shakur has become a legend in hip-hop and rap circles for his talent. The son of  a Black Panther activists.  In 1991, Shakur emerged as a solo artist—using the name 2Pac—with his debut album 2Pacalypse Now. His second album, Strictly 4 My N. I. G. G. A. Z., crossed over to the pop charts, with singles “I Get Around” and “Keep Ya Head Up.” The album went platinum, selling more than a million copies. Tupac Shakur made his film debut in the 1992 urban crime drama Juice  He showed his softer side in Poetic Justice (1993), which was billed as “A Street Romance.” Tupac Shakur starred opposite Janet Jackson in the film. The following year, he played a drug dealer in the basketball drama Above the Rim.

His third solo album, Me Against the World (1995), started out in the number one spot on the album charts. Many critics praised the work, noting that tracks like “Dear Mama” showed a more genuine, reflective side to the rapper. The possibility of an early death runs through several songs on this recordings – something that many have seen as a chilling moment of foretelling.

After serving eight months in prison, Tupac Shakur returned to music with the album All Eyez on Me (1996).  In his latest project, Tupac Shakur as the defiant street thug was back in full force on this recording. The song “California Love” featured a guest appearance by famed rapper-producer Dr. Dre and made a strong showing on the pop charts. “How Do You Want It” also was another smash success for Shakur.

With all the accolades behind is name at such a young age, It appeared to be a golden time for Shakur .Tupac Shakur’s  untimely death left all those in the entertainment business as well as fans globally, felt the lost of one of the greatest in the music Industry

SPEAK TO ALL SLALUTES YOU TUPAC SHAKUR.

Spurs win Game 3 Of 2014 NBA Finals

Posted in Heat, kuwai Leonard, Lebron James, Sports, Spurs on June 11, 2014 by HeRmShOcK

In a night where Lebron and wade just could seem to get into rhythm ans the Spurs had the best 1st half FG shooting percentage ever, the Spurs reigned supreme. With a 2-1 lead do you think this is the year Islander Tim Duncan wins his 5th ring??Talk your shit below. If you ask me I got Spurs in 5.

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Kevin Durant NBA MVP

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 7, 2014 by jaguargold

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The Oklahoma City Thunders Forward Kevin Durant #35 was awarded the most highest individual  honor (beside winning a championship ) given by The National Basketball Association Most Valuable Player Award (MVP) of the 2013-14 Basketball Season.  He shares this prestigious award with greats such as Micheal Jordan, LeBron James, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar , Bill Russell, Larry Bird, Magic Johnson, and Steve Nash just to name a few.  However, for me the  MVP award given to Kevin Durant is an honor unto itself, but what came after was just as nothing short of amazing, The Speech.

D.J. E-Z Rock Passes Away

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 28, 2014 by jaguargold

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When you think of the early years of HIP-HOP, Rob Base & D.J E-Z Rock is one of the many names that come to mine. Unfortunately this dynamitic duo has lost one of their members D.J. E-Z Rock.  So at this time The Speak To All Blog sends out their prayers and condolences to the family and friends of D.J. E-Z Rock, AKA Rodney “Skip” Bryce.  More to follow.

CELEBRATING BLACK HISTORY MONTH

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 8, 2014 by jaguargold

images (2)As the 2014 Winter Olympic games in Sochi, Russia begin, we will cheer on the United States Olympic Team.  We will celebrate when they win and sign when they  lose.  Some of us will just watch certain sports such as ice skating or hockey, and in between maybe watch downhill skiing, and snowboarding.  We will also take a quick look at curling and try to understand and after some time turn the channel because we still don’t get it.  We love the Olympics because the Olympics represent the best of the best and once upon a time when we were young we wish one day that would be me. We also secretly wondered where was I an African American  in a sea of the many faces that represented the different countries around the world.  Where was I represented. Since the inception of the first  Winter  Olympic Games In 1924 (France) there has only been a few African Americans who have participated in the Winter Olympic Games representing the United States.  Here they are;

DEBBIE THOMAS: ICE SKATING, BRONZE MEDAL

VONETTA FLOWERS: 2 PERSON BOBSLED, GOLD MEDAL

SHANI DAVIS: SPEED SKATING, GOLD MEDAL

Today there are 6 African Americans representing the United States in these 2014 winter  Olympic games lets support them and maybe just maybe there will be more African American participating in the Winter Olympics.

 

CELEBRATING BLACK HISTORY MONTH

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 4, 2014 by jaguargold

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN SPORTS

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What names come to mine when we think of Black Americans in sports, well depending on your age you may  spit out the names of Arthur Ashe, Althea Gibson, Joe Louis, Hank Aaron, Jackie Robinson, Douglas Williams, Jim Brown, Walt Frazier, Willis Reed, Michael Jordan, Jessie Owens, Muhammad Ali, Venus and Serena Williams, Tiger Woods, Lebron James, Lawrence Taylor, Micheal Strahan, Carl Lewis, Joe Frazier, Sugar Ray Lenard, George Foreman, Daryl Strawberry, The Fridge, Jimmy Winkfield, Kobe Bryant, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Julius Irving, Shaquille O’Neil, Patrick Ewing, the Harlem Globetrotters, Evander Holyfield, Reggie  Jackson, The Negro Baseball League, Satchel Paige, O.J. Simpson, Mike Tyson and Willie Mays.

These are just a few names out of many, great African American Athletes that have contributed their talents to the wide world of sports.  Let us honor them  always.  Who can you add to this list of greats.

CELEBRATE BLACK HISTORY MONTH

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , on February 1, 2014 by jaguargold

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Black History Month was created in 1926 in the United States, by historian Carter G.Woodson and the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History announced the second week of February to be “Negro history Week,” because it marked the birthday of both Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass.  In 1976 the expansion of Black History Week to Black History Month  as part of the United States Bicentennial.   President Gerald Ford spoke in regards to this, “let all Americans seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history”.

During Black History Month The Speak to All blog will be celebrating Black History Month by bringing our readers each week the known and unknown of black history.  The schedule is as follows:

Week 1: February 1-8th African Americans in sports

Week 2: February 9-15 African Americans in the Arts 

Week 3: February 16- 22 African Americans in Entertainment

Week 4: February 23-28 African Americans in Business, and Politics

Celebrating MLK (Martin Luther King) Day

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 19, 2014 by jaguargold

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MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.

JANUARY 15TH 1928 –  APRIL 4TH 1968

A  Baptist minister and social activist, who  led the Civil Rights Movement in the United States from the mid-1950s until his death by assassination in 1968.

Born on January 15th 1929 the world will celebrate and honor the life and legacy of one of our great  African American leaders on January 20th  2014.   I have put together a list of annual events that will take place on that date throughout New York City.  For events in your area check your local newspaper.

BROOKLYN ACADEMY OF MUSIC (BAM)

January 20 at 10:30am in the BAM Howard Gilman Opera House 30 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn, New York. The celebration brings together artists and civic leaders to commemorate the life and legacy of Dr. King. This year’s keynote address will be delivered by revolutionary activist Angela Davis, Jazz and soul singer José James and the Christian Cultural Center Choir. The program will also include remarks by BAM President Karen Brooks Hopkins, Medgar Evers College President Dr. Rudolph F. Crew, and master of ceremonies Brooklyn Borough President-elect Eric Adams in an inspiring tribute to Dr. King’s enduring legacy.

NATIONAL ACTION NETWORK

House of Justice 106 West 145th Street , New York, NY 10039 on January 20th, 2014 at 1pm the National Action Network will host their Annual King Day Public Forum

RIVERSIDE CHURCH

A Day of Celebration Honoring
The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Realizing the Dream

Date: Sunday, January 19, 2014
Time: 2:00PM – 3:30PM
Location: Nave

TO THE COMMUNITY OF THE SPEAK TO ALL BLOG PLEASE CHECK YOUR LOCAL LISTING FOR MORE EVENTS WITHIN YOUR CITY AS WELL AS TARGET WHO IS THE PREMIERE SPONSOR FOR MANY OF THE MLK EVENTS

Happy New Year

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on January 15, 2014 by jaguargold

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To all my Speak To All fans that have continue to support the Speak To All blog,  may the new year bring you all your hearts desires.  Invite your friends , family and neighbors to the Speak to All blog for the latest news on music, art , Events, History, and all things Black (African American).

Rick Ross – The Devil Is A Lie ft. Jay Z (Produced By K.E. On The Track) [New Music]

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 19, 2013 by HeRmShOcK

Looks like we have entered Rozay season. With this track they put the haters to rest. Rozay says the devil is a lie and Hov says that he’s the king. So with no further adue we give you prolly the track of the year with The Devil Is A Lie. Enjoy!

[DOWNLOAD HERE] Rick Ross – The Devil Is A Lie ft. Jay Z (Produced By K.E. On The Track) || ALT. LINK || AUDIOMACK

Beyonce – Drunk In Love ft. Jay-Z [New Music]

Posted in Beyonce, Hip-Hop, Jay-Z, R&B with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 13, 2013 by HeRmShOcK

As the Beyonce songs roll in we now get the feature with her husband HOV. Need I say more. YES! Here she and him talk about there love but while they are drunk. Gets a lil graphic but hey Its love. take a listen to the song below and check out a preview of the vid. ENJOY!

[DOWNLOAD HERE] Beyonce – Drunk In Love ft. Jay-Z
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Beyonce – Mine ft. Drake [New Music]

Posted in Beyonce, Drake, Hip-Hop, New Music, R&B with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 13, 2013 by HeRmShOcK


As the Beyonce album has hit iTunes, it looks like it has hit the net as well. The free downloadable songs ore rolling in and here is the firts with the assistance of Drake. Talking about seperating from HOV among other things, Beyonce links with Drake to let out some of her feelings in her new song MINE. Enjoy! Oh yeah and check out a snippet of the video below along with the download link.

[DOWNLOAD HERE] Beyonce – Mine ft. Drake

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